Patrick Sharp Out 3-4 Weeks With Shoulder Injury

By Keith Schultz

Feb 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center

Patrick Sharp

(10) shoots the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Bad news on the injury front when Coach Quenneville announced that Patrick Sharp will be out three to four weeks with a  shoulder injury.  The only good news about the injury is that it doesn’t need surgery to repair the shoulder.  Sharp was injured when he got checked into the boards in the third period of the Avalanche game Wednesday night.

I assumed that Viktor Stalberg would slide up to fill Sharp’s skates on the second line with Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane, but Coach Q had other ideas and said that Bryan Bickell will get first shot at the spot.

The Hawks only roster move was to call Brandon Bollig back up from Rockford.

What do you think? Will Bickell be able to fill in for Sharp, and will it hurt the third line chemistry?  The Hawks depth has been shown off already during the first half of the season, but now it will be set for a real test without one of its top snipers for nearly a month!

Get Well soon Sharpie we will need you ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs!

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